Fast Friday’s Under the Lights !
Pure Stocks, Nick’s Pitstop Legends & the Seekonk Youth Racing Association battle it out on the historic Seekonk Speedway oval !
Fast Friday nights at Seekonk Speedway start the first weekend in June and lasts through mid September. Friday nights at Seekonk Speedway is a great way to get involved into auto racing both as a fan and competitor because of it’s budget friendly prices. Full of entry level divisions, Fast Fridays showcase our Seekonk Youth Racing Association divisions, Sport4s, Pure Stocks & Nick’s Pitstop Legends sanctioned by INEX. Fast Fridays are an easy way to get involved in racing and get new people into the sport. There is general seating around the entire race track making every seat the best in the house. Equipped with concessions and restrooms, Seekonk Speedway is an extremely family friendly place. Racing starts at 7pm. Come out and enjoy the racing entertainment for only $7 for adult admission with kids 12 and under free!
Seekonk Youth Racing Association
Youth Racing at Seekonk Speedway
Youth racing at Seekonk Speedway offers kids from 8-16 a chance to get behind the wheel on a 1/3-mile oval race track.
The best thing to do is go visit the Seekonk Speedway track. The quickest way to learn at the track is to talk to the racers. These are the drivers you will race with every week in and week out, if you decide to start racing. As an “entry level” class, you’ll find that there are a lot of “newbie’s” in the pits and they’ll be glad to welcome you into the sport.
Established in 2001 Francis Venditti introduced Seekonk Youth Racing Association Division at the Seekonk Speedway. The Seekonk Speedway is a 1/3-mile oval Racetrack in Seekonk, MA.
Using the same magic formula that made the Legends Cars the most mass-produced competition car in history, officials of USLCI have introduced the Bandolero Car. The Bandolero Car is a turnkey, spec-series racer designed for drivers as young as eight years old to sixteen years old.
The Bandolero Car serves as a stepping stone between a 1/4 Midget or kart and a race car that is simple for everybody to use. The driver operates a Bandolero in a similar manner to a kart with left foot braking. The car is equipped with a centrifugal clutch so the driver does not have to shift gears.
The Bandolero Car’s motivation is provided by a thumping Briggs & Stratton 570cc Vanguard engine mounted behind the driver. Small modifications have been made to the engine to bring the once 20HP stock engine to nearly 30HP.
The Mini Cup part of the program is currently being phased out and the primary car for youth racing will be the INEX Bandolero. The last season for mini cups will be 2018.
Trying to get new people into the sport can be a frustrating thing for a speedway when there is no entry level class designed for the entry level. What started out as an Enduro class, the Pure Stocks have become that class. Using a stock, rear wheel drive, V8 engine car, you can go racing. The only modifications allowed are for safety, such as a racing seat, a 5 point harness for the driver, a fuel cell instead of the conventional gas tank and a basic roll cage around the driver. The complete drivetrain and suspension must be stock for the make, model and year of the vehicle. Mid 1980 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, Buick Regal, Oldsmobile Cutlass, Pontiac Grand Prix and Chevy Camaro have been the biggest influx of machines used. This is the type of car that just about anyone can afford, and with drivers eligible for competition at the age of 15, it is a great way for the youngsters to get their feet wet behind the wheel, even before getting your license. This division headlines our Fast Friday night of action. Entry level racing with the competition of the professionals at an affordable price.
Nick’s Pitstop Legends
Legends Cars have become one of the fastest growing segments of motorsports today. With drivers being classified into four different divisions, Legends Cars is THE racing opportunity that is available to anyone! The Pro Division is for the experienced drivers. The Masters Division features drivers 40 years and older. The Semi-Pro Division is the novice class, featuring the drivers that are new to the sport or have been inactive in other forms of racing for a while. Then there is the Young Lions Division which is designated for the drivers between the ages of 12 and 16. While the car stays the same from division to division, it is the driver that makes the difference!
The basics of this division mirror the Pure Stocks, in that it is an entry level class of racing using a stock car. Utilizing a 4 cylinder engine, the focus of this class is geared for the generation used to the buzz of a front wheel drive 4 cylinder car. The rules are restricted so no modifications can be made for a competitive advantage. This class is still in its infancy and still building its legacy. This class is also part of Seekonk Speedways Fast Fridays.